2019 Perodua Axia – Believe it or not, in September of this year, the Perodua Axia will be four years old. It has sold in large numbers since its launch in 2014, but will it do better if it had a more forward-looking design like the one we see on the new Myvi?
2019 Perodua Axia Design
Well, here’s one for the imagination, thanks to the rendering of Theophilus Chin. As you can see, the entire design has been removed from the new Myvi, specifically the Myvi 1.3 Premium X. However, the details such as the headlights and the grille are noticeably different, the former being more elegant and proportionate . the A-segment hatch.The grille takes on a more discreet appearance with a two-part element, the lower part in glossy black and the upper part in chrome. Below you will find the famous chrome fog light which is accentuated by chrome trim, although more dramatic than those of Myvi. Elsewhere, the alloy wheels and side moldings are roughly a carbon copy of the Myvi, and the chrome door handles provide a decent contrast to the overall profile.
The back is where things get a lot more exciting. First, the C pillars are not as big as the Myvi, so they do without the rear window, which gives it a sharper look. The sloped roof also adds a touch of athleticism just like the Myvi, it is styled with a shark fin antenna. The rear windshield is a little less steep compared to the Myvi, and it guides the eyes to the taillights. Nothing fancy here, but the form and simplicity work pretty well for a supermini. The hatchback design and the rear bumper can split the opinion, so let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Overall, this is a pretty decent look, but to execute this look on a tiny A-segment footprint can prove to be a near impossible challenge without sacrificing a form of practicality.
Perodua Axia Engine 2019
Powering the Axia is a new 1.0-liter 1KR-VE 3-cylinder gasoline engine developing 68 hp and 91 Nm. The engine can be combined with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. When paired with the 5-speed manual, Perodua claims that the Axia can deliver up to 22.5 km / L.
All variants of the Perodua Axia are equipped with two SRS airbags. Apart from the Axia 1.0E MT base, all Axia variants come with ABS with EBD, anti-tear hook, driver seatbelt reminder and headlight recall. With all these features, the Axia scores 4 stars in the ASEAN NCAP security rating.
The Perodua Axia is the most affordable model of the company, with prices starting at just RM 24,000.